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Now I could be wrong here, but the manufactures claim is based on the accuracy of their cut. How I see if their cut is not so accurate you will get a variety of tubes shorter and longer than the required length so the average will always be pretty much the same. I reckon that you should have .

So want you want is to find c [LaTeX ERROR: Convert failed] note his is a two tailed test.

use to symmetry of the distribution. to get.

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then you transform to Z

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using tables I get

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I'll put some values in now

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giving [Math] c = 1.24974[/tex]

and [Math] 2 \mu - c = 1.25026[/tex]

so if the manufactures claim is true, 99% of the time we should get [LaTeX ERROR: Convert failed]

1.2502 is within the range (only just) so we can trust their claim.